‘News’ Category

Local agencies expand suicide prevention awareness campaign

August 23rd, 2018
CTV Windsor Published Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:49AM EDT Last Updated Wednesday, August 22, 2018 10:30PM EDT Windsor-Essex agencies are expanding suicide prevention awareness from a week to a month this September. For the last two years, the Canadian Mental Health Association Windsor/Essex County Branch and the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU), along with several community partners, have organized Suicide...

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

August 22nd, 2018
What is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month? The Canadian Mental Health Association, Windsor-Essex County Branch (CMHA-WECB) in partnership with the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit (WECHU) is leading a campaign to bring awareness about mental health promotion and suicide prevention. We have gathered a large network of community partners to plan and organize the third annual Suicide Prevention Awareness campaign. This year, events will...

Windsor man remembers brother’s final days at drug awareness event

August 20th, 2018
"Why didn't we see any of the warning signs? Why didn't he ask for help? Why did he do this?" These are the questions etched in the mind of Ryan Peter. Reflecting on his long-lasting depression, the East Windsor resident spoke to an audience of Tecumseh Vista Academy students. The school hosted a substance abuse awareness event Thursday, organized by the Tecumseh...

Sole Focus Project – Summer Newsletter

August 15th, 2018
Mental health and the great outdoors Get outside while it's still summer! Whether it's a mountain hike, a picnic in the park, gardening or simply lounging in the sun, a does of fresh air in nature lets your body and your mind take the break they need and deserve. Read more 3 reasons to take a vacation this summer Canadians...

Show Your Sole Speakers Bureau

July 25th, 2018
Join the Show Your Sole Speakers Bureau 1 in 5 Canadians live with a mental illness and many others are affected by mental health concerns. Help end the stigma and separate facts from stereotypes by becoming a speaker for CMHA-WECB. Take a stand in support of mental health and help end the stigma of mental illness in our community. If...

Sole Focus Project receives outstanding non-profit award

July 25th, 2018
The Bulimia and Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) selected the CMHA-WECB to receive the 2017-18 Community Health Promotion Award for Outstanding Non-Profit in recognition of the Sole Focus Project. This award is presented to an "Outstanding non-profit who has demonstrated a commitment to the enhancement of healthy lifestyles in our community." The award was  presented at their Annual General Meeting on June...

CMHA announce incredible fundraising success

March 9th, 2018
The local branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association has raised all of its three-year $500,000 fundraising goal for mental health awareness in just one year. “We heard loudly and clearly from the community that they wanted to see Canadian Mental Health Association-Windsor-Essex County Branch in the community more,” said CEO Claudia den Boer in a news release. The fundraising...

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